Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Emilia Romagna: Bologna or Parma base? Rent car or train?

Jump to last reply

Hello
We will be 3 nights in E-R and love food! have searched Chowhound for food sites and are looking forward to this part of our trip.....We hope to do various day trips - Ravenna, Parma, maybe Modena or Padua and are looking for the best base.

In Bologna, any comments on the Hotel Porta San Mamolo? Hotel Metropole? or the B&B Antica Case Zucchini? I am a bit picky about nice clean rooms w/ decent beds.

In Parma, Looking at the Palazzo della Rosa Prati. Also have considered the Hotel Posta in Emilia nella Reggio.

We will be in Florence before, and go to Venice after this. - so would consider renting a car for the 3 nights that we are in E-R. Is this wise, or are trains the best bet? If car, where would you suggest renting it and dropping it off?

thanks!!

20 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 NT in devon and cornwall
  2. 2 help and advice
  3. 3 Keeping in touch with young children while in Europe
  4. 4 Moving Back Home to Travel Back Again
  5. 5 Bernina and Glacier Express routes
  6. 6 Need suggestions for day trips in Provence
  7. 7 Italian Lakes + Switzerland
  8. 8 14 Day Swiss Itinerary Sep-2015
  9. 9 Lyon Arrondissements
  10. 10 Possible London GTG between April 28/May1
  11. 11 Scenic Beauty in Greek Island ? Crete or other island ?
  12. 12 Garmisch
  13. 13 Is my itinerary the Best of Switzerland?
  14. 14 Venice - things to do?
  15. 15 Rome to Positano
  16. 16 DCC on the increase?
  17. 17 Need help with Normandy & Loire Valley itinerary + extra days
  18. 18 Lake Como -> Milan -> Last Supper; ferry,train,bus?? Help needed
  19. 19 Which 2 of these 3: Lekeitio, Getaria, and Hondarribia
  20. 20 Chamonix to Lyon by train or bus
  21. 21 Italy/ Spain in December
  22. 22 travel in Spain or France from Barcelona or Madrid
  23. 23 Trip Report Spring in Spain: Crawling up Mallorca; Pushing Through Toledo
  24. 24 Where to stay in Paris - first time young, solo female
  25. 25 Sweden - Gothenburg and Malmö photo gallery and tourist attractions
View next 25 » Back to the top